Here is the link to all of the pictures with Santa and the festivities
Friday, December 2nd to Sunday, December 4th
Skate, Sip & Shop at Winterfest! The weekend of holiday activities included ice skating, Christmas trees and wreaths, holiday movies, shopping with vendors, bounce house, meals and snacks, hot chocolate, cookie decorating, and visiting with Santa. There are 786 pictures so far posted. We hope you find one good enough for the Christmas family holiday card. We will keep you posted about next year very soon.
Student Art & Academic Accomplishments to be Showcased on Sunday, April 24
Art Zone & Academic Fair Open HousE
Sunday, April 24, 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2016
CURRENT & PROSPECTIVE FAMILIES: Come see our students shine as the school halls are transformed into an art gallery displaying the work they've completed in the Art Zone program. You can also visit our classrooms where students' academic work is proudly on display. Teachers will be present to answer any questions you may have, and we'll be hosting a reception in the school hall.
Join Us for "Camp Read S'more" on March 16
SUNDAY, MARCH 13, 2016
We are hosting a camping-themed Reading Night, St. Viator Camp Read S'more, on March 16 at 6:30-8:30 p.m. Families will visit multiple reading activity areas hosted by teachers and volunteers where they will hear stories, make a craft, look at the constellations, play games and more. The evening will conclude with singing around the campfire.
Students, don't forget to bring your completed reading logs to enter the raffle. For more details, see the flyer.
St. Viator Rallies Around Catholic Schools Week
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2016 AT 9:00PM
We're hosting special events every day this week in honor of Catholic Schools Week. The National Junior Honor Society Induction ceremony took place on Monday, the Superintendent of the Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic Schools, Dr. Jim Rigg, visited and teachers enjoyed an appreciation lunch on Tuesday, and the PeaceBuilder's Talent Show (pictured) and the "Power of Play" parent speaker were today. To wind up the week, all parents who new to St. Viator this school year are invited for a continental breakfast on Friday at 7:50 a.m.
A longstanding tradition at St. Viator, National Catholic Schools Week takes place this year from January 31 through February 1. A Catholic education develops and nurtures the students' faith in their family, their community and themselves. St. Viator provides an education that fosters self-esteem, promotes self-growth and academically prepares children for a future of success. During this week, we celebrate the dedication, enthusiasm and commitment of our teachers and parents as well as the success of our children.
Please join us for the Catholic Schools Week Open House for current and prospective families on Saturday, January 30, 2-4:30 p.m. We'll provide tours of the school and gym, and faculty, staff and parents will be available to answer your questions. After the Open House, we hope you'll attend 5 p.m. mass to celebrate the beginning of Catholic Schools Week.
Christmas Program: Tomorrow at 7 p.m.
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2015 AT 8:15PM
The holiday festivities continue with St. Viator's Annual Christmas program on Wednesday, December 16. Join us at the St. Viator church at 7 p.m. for a series of special musical performances by every age group. For families who have attended in years past, please note that the show will be held in church rather than in the gym this year.
A special thanks to our music instructor, Mr. Jonathan Braun, for producing and directing the show.
Winterfest 2015 Draws Rave Reviews
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2015 AT 8:30PM
Winterfest turned out to be an amazing weekend at St. Viator, thanks to everyone who brought their family and friends, the St. Viator faculty and staff and volunteers from across the community. Although it's only in its second year, we have a feeling Winterfest will become a longstanding tradition!
View, download and order 2015 Winterfest photos here.
Come One, Come All: Winterfest 2015
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2015 AT 8:30PM
Skate * Snack * Sip * Shop
Gather your friends and the whole family for St. Viator’s second annual Winterfest celebration! This three-day festival on Dec. 4-6 ushers in the holiday season with ice skating, music, a craft fair, refreshments and guest appearances by none other than Santa Claus himself. Christmas trees and greens will be for sale through Home Depot.
Admission is free, and refreshments and certain activities are pay-as-you-go. Many thanks to Haymarket, our headline sponsor.
Click HERE for the daily schedule and pricing.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2015
The St. Viator community is counting our blessings as we embark on Thanksgiving weekend. Students are eagerly anticipating their holiday traditions, and many of us will enjoy a delicious slice of pie fresh from the 8th Grade Bake Sale. The 8th graders sold more than 260 pies and an assortment of other baked goods as a fundraiser for the 2016 8th Grade Class Trip to our state capital, Springfield.
We wish everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Intramural Basketball Weekend Is Here
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2015 AT 10:30AM
Show your school spirit by braving today's wintry mix to watch some friendly competition on the basketball court, enjoy performances by the cheerleaders, and dine on some delicious food at the annual boys basketball intramural tournament! The 3rd/4th/5th Championship is at 6 p.m., the 6th/7th/8th Championship is at 7 p.m. and the tournament culminates in an awards ceremony at 8 p.m.
Best of luck to all of St. Viator's athletes!
Friday, October 30 - The 2015 Halloween Party
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2015 AT 12:44PM
This FRIDAY, October 30 is St. Viator's Annual Halloween Party & Dance! From 6:30 - 9:30pm in the St. Viator Rec Center, ghosts, ghouls, and goblins of all sizes join together for a howling good time!
* Admission is $15/person and includes dinner, drinks, games, a Costume Contest, DJ, and one ticket to the Stairway to Insanity Haunted House (PG audiences and older, please for the Haunted House).
* Children under 3 are free (must be accompanied by an adult).
* Additional items for purchase include caricatures, extra food, and the always popular 50/50 Split the Pot!
Please, we ask that any toy weapons be left at home. And real weapons, for that matter.
The Stairway to Insanity Haunted House!
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2015 AT 10:44PM
St. Viator's famous Stairway to Insanity Haunted House is BACK! If you dare, come out Thursday through Saturday, October 22-24 and October 29-31. The Haunted House is on the 2nd Floor of the St. Viator Rec Center (3644 N. Kedvale), and will be open from 7-10pm both Thursdays and Fridays, and from 6-10pm both Saturdays. Admission is $8 per person and this Haunted House is intended for a PG-level audience (and older!).
You Are Invited: Open House October 13 & 14
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2015 AT 9:44PM
Please join us at 7pm on Tuesday, October 13 to get a behind-the-scenes tour of St. Viator Elementary School from parents, teachers, and administrators. Or, come visit while classes are in session at 9am on Wednesday, October 14 to see St. Viator students and faculty in action! We are proud to provide a rigorous curriculum for every student, with full- and part-time programs for 3 & 4 year-olds and full day for kindergarten through 8th grade.
Applications for the 2016-2017 school year are being accepted and our early childhood classrooms tend to fill very quickly. For more information on this open house, or to schedule a personal tour, please call the school office at 773-545-2173. We hope to see you!
St. Viator S.T.E.M. Night
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2015 AT 10:05PM
Join us on Thursday, October 1 in the school hall at 6:30 for St. Viator's First S.T.E.M. Night, hosted by our friends from St. Patrick's High School. Children from KDG-8th grade will be divided into groups by age and will rotate to 4 different stations, learning about things like circuitry, optics, civil and mechanical engineering. Sessions will last for 15 minutes each.
First Day of School!
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5, 2015 AT 2:40PM
As summer draws to a close, we know students (and parents) are getting ready to head back to school. Here's the schedule for the first few days for St. Viator's 2015-2016 Academic Year:
Thursday, August 20: First Day for grades 1-8 (7:50AM - 3:00PM)
Friday, August 21: Welcome Tea for KDG (arrive 9AM), PK4 (arrive 9:30AM), and PK3 (arrive 10AM); regularly scheduled day for grades 1-8 (7:50AM - 3:00PM)
Monday, August 24: Regular Days begin for PK4 and KDG (as well as grades 1-8). BOTH PK3 classes will go from 7:50AM - 9:30AM, and parents are asked to accompany their child for this shortened day.
Tuesday, August 25: Regular Days begin for PK3 (5-day students)
Wednesday, August 26: Regular Days begin for PK3 (3-day students)
We are excited to welcome everyone back for the new school year!
Sunset Cinema - Friday, August 21 at dusk
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5, 2015 AT 2:50PM
Join us in the St. Viator Parking Lot (rain location is in the gym) for our August Sunset Cinema showing of The Lego Movie.
The whole community is welcome to bring their lawn chair and blankets, and we'll have treats available for purchase from the concession stand. Everything is awesome, so come out and celebrate the start of the school year with your St. Viator friends!
Suggested donation is $5 per family.
MONDAY, JULY 13, 2015 AT 10:08PM
The Old Irving Park Beer & BBQ Challenge, presented by St. Viator Parish, is back for 2015 and promises to be better than ever! This year we have fifteen teams made up of Chicagoland breweries and pit masters, plus we've turned it up a notch by having celebrity judges. Tickets are now on sale. This event sold out last year so do not delay in purchasing your tickets. Visit the www.beerbbqchallenge.com for full details and to purchase tickets.
Summer Office Hours
SUNDAY, JUNE 14, 2015 AT 11:38PM
Another successful school year has come to an end! During the summer, the school office will be open Monday through Friday from 8:00am until 3:00pm. If you are interested in enrolling at St. Viator for the 2015-2016 school year, or if you have other questions regarding the upcoming school year, please call 773.545.2173. Someone from the office staff will get back to you promptly.
The 2015-2016 school year begins on Thursday, August 20 for students in grades 1-8. Preschool and kindergarten students will begin on Friday, August 21 with a Welcome Tea. Please check back for more details regarding the opening of the new school year as the date approaches. Have a safe and fun summer!
Congratulations to the Class of 2015!
THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 2015 AT 10:24PM
A heartfelt congratulations to our 8th grade graduates!
All of our students were accepted into the high school of their choice. We wish them continuted success and will keep them in our prayers as they embark on the next chapter in their lives. They will be missed!
Sunset Cinema 2015
WEDNESDAY, MAY 20, 2015 AT 10:03PM
St. Viator Presents Sunset Cinema, family-friendly movies shown outdoors, in the St. Viator Parking lot, beginning May 21 and lasting all summer long!
Everyone in the community is invited to attend! Bring your own chairs and blankets. Seating begins at 7:00pm with movies starting at dusk. Suggested donations is $5.00 per family. Refreshments will be available for purchase from our concession stand.
Mark your calendar! Movie dates are: May 21, June 18, July 16, August 21 and September 18. Click here for the complete list of movies and dates.
St. Viator Announces Formation of National Junior Honor Society Chapter
SUNDAY, MAY 3, 2015 AT 10:59PM
St. Viator is pleased to announce that the 2015-2016 school year will be the inaugural year of our National Junior Honor Society Chapter.
The National Junior Honor Society has been recognizing outstanding student achievement at the middle school level since 1929. It is the nation's premier recognition program for middle school level students. The NJHS insignia is widely recognized as representing students who have distinguished themselves as outstanding in their schools and their community. Mrs. Kathy Johnson, 7th grade home room and junior high math instructor, will be our NJHS adviser. Qualifications for membership and selection procedures will be in place for the 2015-2016 school year. Click here to learn more about the proud tradition of the National Junior Honor Society.
Annual Spring Art Zone Show & Academic Fair: April 26th
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 2015 AT 10:48PM
Please join us this Sunday, April 26th from 11:00am - 2:00pm to celebrate our students' artistic and academic achievements from this school year! Our halls will be transformed into an art gallery, showcasing projects created throughout the school year in our Art Zone program, and classrooms will have examples of our students' fine academic work. Faculty and staff will be present to answer questions. Everyone from the community is welcome! Refreshments will be served in the school hall. We look forward to seeing you!
You Are Invited: Open House on April 22nd
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 2015 AT 9:52PM
Please join us while classes are in session to see St. Viator students and faculty in action! You are invited to an Open House onWednesday, April 22nd from 9:00am - 10:30am. We are proud to provide a rigorous curriculum for every student, with full- and part-time programs for 3 & 4 year-olds and full day for kindergarten through 8th grade.
Applications for the 2015-2016 school year are being accepted and our early childhood classrooms are filling quickly. For more information on this open house, or to schedule a personal tour, please call the school office at 773-545-2173. We hope to see you!
Happy Easter & Spring Break
TUESDAY, MARCH 31, 2015 AT 10:16PM
The faculty, staff & students at St. Viator would like to wish everyone a happy, blessed Easter!
St. Viator will be on Easter & Spring break from Thursday, April 2 through Friday, April 10. If you have a question for the Principal or office staff, or if you have an inquiry regarding admission for the 2015-2016 school year, please call the school office at 773-545-2173 and leave a message. Someone will return your call promptly.
Classes will resume on Monday, April 13. We wish everyone a restful, fun and safe Spring break!
Congratulations to the 5th Grade Girls Basketball Team!
SUNDAY, MARCH 29, 2015 AT 4:31PM
Congratulations to our 5th Grade Girls on a great basketball season!
They won two tournament championships, were the Big Ten division champs, boasting an 11-0 record for an undefeated season, and were the runners-up in the Big Ten tournament. We are proud of you!!
SATURDAY, MARCH 21, 2015 AT 3:23PM
Congratulations to the St. Viator 8th Grade Girls Basketball team on their 2015 NCPL tournament championship! They have won back-to-back regular season and tournament championships in the NCPL. These young ladies had an amazing, undefeated season with a 19-0 record.
In addition, they also won the Trinity High School Tournament, the St. Ignatius High School Tournament and the Kate Conlon Tournament, Arlington Heights, IL this year.
We are proud of our student athletes and congratulate them on a great season and a great basketball career at St. Viator!
2015 Summer Camp
THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 2015 AT 10:11PM
With the warmer sunshine and temperatures finally with us, it's time to think about summer plans!
St. Viator will be offering Summer Camp for 2 weeks in June. Week #1 is from June 15-June 19 and Week #2 runs from June 22-June 26. Morning or afternoon half-day sessions as well as full-day, 9am - 3pm, sessions are available. Choose what works for you! Camp sessions will be run by St. Viator teachers and will include outdoor games, music, gardening, silly science, art, writing and much more!! Please click here for a registration form. Note that registration fees will go up after May 1, 2015.
You Are Invited: Open House March 11th
THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 2015 AT 3:47PM
You are invited to tour our school while classes are in session to see St. Viator students and teachers in action! Join us for an Open House on Wednesday, March 11th from 9:00am - 10:30am. We believe in providing a rigorous curriculum for every student, with full- and part-time programs for 3 & 4 year-olds and full day for kindergarten through 8th grade.
We are currently accepting applications for the 2015-2016 school year and our early childhood classroom are filling quickly. For more information on this open house, or to schedule a personal tour, please call the school office at 773-545-2173. We hope to see you!
Congratulations to our Knights of Columbus Spelling Bee Winners!
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2015 AT 3:15PM
The 24th annual Knights of Columbus Spelling Bee was held on February 24 for the 5th - 8th grade students at St. Viator. We congratulate 6th grader Mary Odisho who earned 1st place, 7th grader Janalie Cobb on her 2nd place finish and 5th grade student Deirdre Kinzie on 3rd place.
We are proud of all who participated!
Our Kindergartners are Superkids!
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2015 AT 11:21PM
The Superkids reading program is introduced to St. Viator students in Kindergarten and continues through 2nd grade. Based on phonics, the Superkids program is completely aligned with Common Core State Standards and integrates reading, writing, spelling and grammar. The Superkids are characters in the books that grow as the students grow. Recently, the kindergartners dressed up as their favorite Superkid! We had many creative outfits and a day filled with laughter.
To learn more information about our Kindergarten program, along with the rest of our Primary Grades, please click here.
You Are Invited: Open House February 25th
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2015 AT 9:45PM
You are invited to tour our school while classes are in session to see St. Viator students and teachers in action! Join us for an Open House on Wednesday, February 25th from 9:00am - 10:30am. We believe in providing a rigorous curriculum for every student, with full- and part-time programs for 3 & 4 year-olds and full day for kindergarten through 8th grade. We are currently accepting applications for the 2015-2016 school year and our early childhood classroom are filling quickly. For more information, or to schedule a personal tour, please call the school office at 773-545-2173.
Be My Valentine Dance - Thursday, February 12, 2015
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2015 AT 4:38PM
The St. Viator Parent Association cordially invites you and your family to the annual Be My Valentine Dance on Thursday, February 12th from 6:30 - 8:30pm at the St. Viator Rec Center 3644 N. Kedvale Avenue.
Everyone is welcome! All kids must be accompanied by an adult. The $10 entrance fee includes a light dinner, snacks, sweets, punch, a DJ and dancing. Please click here for a flyer with complete details and a ticket order form. We hope to see you there!
Intramural Tournament Weekend - February 6-7, 2015
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2015 AT 10:35AM
St. Viator's Annual Winter Intramural Tournament weekend featuring Girls Basketball and Boys Rock 'n Jocks February 6 & 7, 2015
The tournament begins on Friday, February 6th at 3:30pm. Doors open at 3:00pm. Come by, catch a game or two and enjoy basketball, great food, friends and our one-and-only Rock 'n Jocks. Please click here for a complete schedule of games for the weekend. Come be a part of our tradition!
St. Viator Rec Center 3644 N. Kedvale Avenue, Chicago IL 60641
St. Viator & Catholic Schools Week: January 24-30
SUNDAY, JANUARY 25, 2015 AT 6:00PM
Catholic Schools Week is a long-standing tradition at St. Viator. We feel that a Catholic education gives us an opportunity to develop and nurture our faith in our family, our community, and ourselves. St. Viator provides an education that fosters self-esteem, promotes self-growth and academically prepares children for a future of success. During this week, we celebrate the dedication, enthusiasm, and commitment of our teachers, parents and the success of our children. Please click here to see a list of activities we have planned for the week.
A Catholic education makes a difference in the lives of children and builds the foundation for their future. Thank you for making St. Viator your choice!
SUNDAY, JANUARY 25, 2015 AT 5:53PM
St. Viator Elementary School has been accepted in The Dream Machine Recycle Rally(TM), sponsored by PepsiCo, Waste Management and Keep America Beautiful The Dream Machine Recycle Rally is an exciting recycling program that gives schools a chance to earn rewards and compete for contest prizes while encouraging participants to make the planet a cleaner, greener place.
Click here to find out more about this program and how you can help!
St. Viator Open House: January 24, 2015
TUESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2015 AT 11:42AM
Saturday, January 24
2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Visit our school and meet faculty, staff & parents who will be available to answer all your questions during this Saturday open house. St. Viator provides a challenging and enriching curriculum for all grade levels. We provide full and part-time programs for 3 & 4 year olds and full day for kindergarten through 8th grade. After the open house, please join us at 5:00pm mass to celebrate the beginning of Catholic Schools Week.
Applications for the 2015-2016 school year are now being accepted.
For more information or to schedule a personal tour please contact the school office at 773.545.2173.